Faunus

Mythological Dictionary

Faunus or faun or fauna or flora.
Faunus, whose name means one who shows favor, was a Roman woodland deity. He was thought to bring prosperity to farmers and shepherds and was often depicted with horns, ears, tail, and sometimes legs of goat; therefore he was associated with the Greek god Pan and also Dionysiac satyrs. A faun comes to be another name for a satyr. Faunus' consort was Fauna, a female deity like hiim in nature. Flora was another, though minor, agricultural deity, a goddess of flowers, grain, and the grape vine. When we talk of flora and fauna, we refer respectively to flowers and animals collectively.

 
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